Even people who love to tackle a DIY project don’t like the cleanup. There’s nothing more annoying that having paint and grease fused into your skin for days afterwards. This clever tip will keep your hands extra clean.
By far the least enjoyable part of a DIY project is the part where you’re trying to get the paint off your hands Sunday night before you go into work Monday morning and everyone in your office thinks you’ve been spending your weekends tagging freeway overpasses. A little prevention goes a long way when it comes to cleanup. Over at the frugality-centered blog Frugal For Life they’ve put together a list of all the simple things you can use petroleum jelly for. Among them: easy cleanup after messy chores.
Take a dab of petroleum jelly and work it into your hands before you start a project that involves paint, grease, or other things that are tough to get off once they’ve gotten on your skin. Now if you get any paint or grease on your hands while you’re working you can wipe it right off without a problem. It’s like wearing gloves without the loss of feeling or difficultly grasping small things.
Check out the full list at the link below for more great ways to use petroleum jelly around the house. Have a use you’d like to share? Sound off in the comments.